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Many of you work in businesses where Citrix is used to provide applications to users, freeing them from their desktop.   Citrix provides what is generally called "presentation virtualization" as it's only sending the screen to the machine.

 

Citrix has been very good about supporting various devices including iOS and Android devices.  Naturally it's a first class experience on Windows 7/8.    Citrix released the "Citrix Receiver" for Surface RT in March and has updated the application a few times.

 

http://blogs.citrix.com/2013/02/08/its-here-receiver-for-win-8rt-1-2/

 

I have been using it recently and while the initial setup can be a bit complex (and requires the Citrix environment to be relatively up to date) once you have it working, it's excellent.  

 

I have done a lot of work recently with a number of healthcare companies. Healthcare companies tend to use a lot of Citrix and/or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services to deliver apps.   Physician's bring in their own devices, typically iPads but at my recent customer there were a number who had purchased Surface RT's.  Having the Citrix receiver application made it very easy for the hospitals IT department to handle their needs!

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

Interesting because the receiver has been horrible in my experience. Anytime I am using the receiver and I let the screen turn off, when i turn it back on the Citrix receiver is locked and I have to shut it down and restart it.

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ctitanic

The link in the first post does not work.

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

The link in the first post does not work.

It never has for me either.

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RobD

Huh..that's weird. It was live when I posted.  CURSE YOU CITRIX...but, I digress.   I guess they took down the blog post as the only thing I find now is the support article: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX135353

 

In any case, the receiver is definitely not working as smoothly as I would like.  The consistent way to get it to work is to login to either StoreFront or into the older Web Interface.   The experience needs updating, but it works.

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

We implemented store front just for use with rt. it hasn't helped. Your third sentence is true for all things Citrix.

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RobD

My understanding is you need the Netscaler gateway.  Why Citrix is choosing to make this as difficult as possible (versus what it does for all the other platforms) I have no idea. 

 

However, I'm fairly confident they will get it right.  It's in their best interests to do so, at least to me.

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

There is a lot more to it than that as we have the wan scaler. We contacted citrix about it and after going through our setup for two days they thought they may have a problem with the app. Jee, you think.

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simpkijd

Hello All

 

Has the Citrix Receiver App on Windows Rt gotten any better for anyone else?  I'm admittedly no expert regarding remote access but I've had no issues using the Citrix Receiver app on my iPad nor has my co-worker using the Android version on his Nexus 7 to access a remote hosted version of Primavera 8.2 through a Loadspring hosting service.  All work fine with no setup issues..  

 

When I launch the Primavera app from the LoadSpring website, the ICA file is launched thus triggering the Citirx Receiver App on my Surface 2 to launches stating its opening the remote application but then the Citrix app crashes to a black screen....  No error statement or code.  No anything........

 

Any Ideas?  Is the Windows RT too immature at this time?

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WolfJT

Hello All

 

Has the Citrix Receiver App on Windows Rt gotten any better for anyone else?  I'm admittedly no expert regarding remote access but I've had no issues using the Citrix Receiver app on my iPad nor has my co-worker using the Android version on his Nexus 7 to access a remote hosted version of Primavera 8.2 through a Loadspring hosting service.  All work fine with no setup issues..  

 

When I launch the Primavera app from the LoadSpring website, the ICA file is launched thus triggering the Citirx Receiver App on my Surface 2 to launches stating its opening the remote application but then the Citrix app crashes to a black screen....  No error statement or code.  No anything........

 

Any Ideas?  Is the Windows RT too immature at this time?

When it was first released it was horrible. It got better eventually under Win 8 RT. It is much better with Win 8.1 RT. I have not seen anything like what you're seeing, however I am just accessing our exchange server and some web apps. I'm not surprised that you are seeing this issue though. I suggest to reach out to the Citrix forum and see if they have any suggestions.

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